Wednesday 14 August 2019

There can be good come out of the wreckage of neoliberalism and social democracy

This is a great book. I highly recommend it.

Speaking for myself I am deeply disturbed by conservative politics particularly it's self-serving, self-righteousness, and the increasing violence associated with both.

It's the old, very old story of divide and conquer and ruling through fear and hate narrative. It's the tyranny of either/or in all its ugliness.

The ideologies of neoliberalism and social democracy and attempts to combine the two with some new no longer serve us. I doubt they ever did.

We need a new story. Thankfully there are hints of it everywhere.

This book suggests 16 principles for the new political story. Below are the first two:

1. We want to live in a place guided by empathy, respect, justice, generosity, courage, fun and love.

2/ We want to live in a place governed by judgements that are honestly made, supported by evidence, accountable and transparent.

What say you?

Of course these are great principles for a remarkable workplace to right?

This is also a great book. It outlines the flaws in our economic system and what we must do to co-create a new system.

In a conversation with my daughter a few evenings ago (she is in her 40's) she spoke of our need to stop trying to fix the old systems and instead build new ones. I couldn't agree more.

Politics, religion, education, economics, as well as many aspects of business are broken. We need to co-create new systems that truly serve people and help to take care of our planet.

What say you?

Who will you become?

What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

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